CBS News Address to Congress Survey

Sample 857 Speech Watchers
Conducted February 28, 2017
Margin of Error ±4.2%

1. In general, did you approve or disapprove of the President’s speech tonight?

Strongly approve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59%
Somewhat approve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17%
Somewhat disapprove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14%
Strongly disapprove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%

2. How would you describe the tone of Donald Trump’s address tonight?

Very positive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61%
Somewhat positive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%
Neither positive nor negative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%
Somewhat negative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%
Very negative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%

3. Listening to Donald Trump describe the state of America today, does he make it sound...

Better than it really is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%
Worse than it really is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24%
As it really is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65%

4. Whether or not you agree, do you feel Donald Trump is trying to...

Do the things he said in his campaign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87%
Do different things from what he said in his campaign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13%

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5. In his speech tonight, did you think Donald Trump was...

Yes No
Confrontational 30% 70%
Presidential 82% 18%
Forceful 67% 33%
Divisive 39% 61%
Unifying 71% 29%
Knowledgeable 75% 25%
Inspiring 71% 29%
Specific 73% 27%

6. Did the speech make you feel more optimistic about what the Trump Administration will do
next, more pessimistic, or didn’t it change how you felt?

More optimistic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61%
More pessimistic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12%
Didn’t change my feelings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27%

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7. Based on what you heard tonight, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...

He didnt talk
enough about it
Favor Oppose to say
Illegal immigration 70% 22% 8%
Improving the
economy 75% 13% 12%
Addressing crime,
law and order 75% 15% 10%
Foreign policy 66% 16% 18%
The nation’s roads
and bridges 78% 7% 15%
The Budget and
deficit 65% 14% 21%
The US Military 75% 17% 8%
Fighting terrorism 74% 15% 11%
Dealing with
Obamacare 65% 22% 13%
Taxes 64% 18% 18%
Trade 72% 15% 13%

8. Which do you think best describes the situation inherited by Donald Trump when he took
office?

A bad economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56%
An improving economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44%

9. Do you think Donald Trump’s plans would...

Raise the budget deficit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35%
Lower the budget deficit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46%
Keep it the same . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19%

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10. Are the plans still worth doing, if they do raise the deficit?
Asked of Respondents who believe the Deficit will raise

Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42%
No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58%

11. From what you heard, do you think there were any policies where the Democrats could
cooperate with Donald Trump, or should Democrats oppose all that you heard tonight?
Asked of Democrats

Democrats should cooperate on some policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78%
Democrats should oppose all policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22%

12. Thinking about politics these days, how would you describe your own political viewpoint?

Very liberal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%
Liberal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%
Moderate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27%
Conservative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30%
Very Conservative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5%

13. Party ID

Democrat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23%
Independent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33%
Republican . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5%

14. Would you describe yourself as a born-again or evangelical Christian?

Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32%
No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7%

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15. Are you male or female?

Male . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56%
Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44%

16. In what year were you born? [Age recoded from birth year]

18-29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14%
30-44 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20%
45-64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39%
65+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27%

17. What racial or ethnic group best describes you?

White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76%
Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9%
Hispanic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%
Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5%

18. What is the highest level of education you have completed?

HS or less . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34%
Some college . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34%
College grad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22%
Post grad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%

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1. Speech Approval
In general, did you approve or disapprove of the President’s speech tonight?

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Strongly approve 59% 60% 58% 29% 47% 66% 74% 68% 17% 28% ⇤
Somewhat approve 17% 16% 19% 28% 25% 15% 10% 14% 30% 33% ⇤
Somewhat disapprove 14% 14% 13% 26% 16% 11% 9% 9% 34% 31% ⇤
Strongly disapprove 10% 11% 10% 17% 12% 9% 7% 9% 20% 9% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (856) (479) (378) (117) (173) (334) (232) (654) (75) (88) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Strongly approve 59% 18% 61% 87% 7% 48% 85%
Somewhat approve 17% 22% 20% 10% 24% 28% 9%
Somewhat disapprove 14% 30% 13% 1% 31% 18% 5%
Strongly disapprove 10% 30% 6% 2% 38% 7% 2%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (856) (200) (280) (336) (155) (271) (431)

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2. Speech Tone
How would you describe the tone of Donald Trump’s address tonight?

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Very positive 61% 62% 60% 34% 52% 66% 76% 71% 23% 29% ⇤
Somewhat positive 15% 14% 17% 17% 16% 15% 14% 14% 22% 25% ⇤
Neither positive nor negative 11% 9% 13% 17% 16% 10% 5% 6% 26% 32% ⇤
Somewhat negative 8% 9% 8% 22% 9% 7% 3% 6% 19% 12% ⇤
Very negative 4% 6% 3% 9% 7% 3% 2% 3% 11% 2% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (857) (479) (378) (117) (174) (334) (232) (654) (75) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Very positive 61% 19% 66% 87% 15% 49% 85%
Somewhat positive 15% 26% 14% 9% 28% 23% 6%
Neither positive nor negative 11% 19% 9% 3% 16% 18% 4%
Somewhat negative 8% 20% 9% 0% 27% 6% 3%
Very negative 4% 15% 2% 1% 14% 3% 2%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (857) (201) (280) (336) (155) (272) (431)

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3. Trump’s State of America
Listening to Donald Trump describe the state of America today, does he make it sound...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Better than it really is 11% 13% 9% 9% 15% 12% 7% 8% 25% 18% ⇤
Worse than it really is 24% 24% 24% 45% 29% 17% 19% 19% 52% 36% ⇤
As it really is 65% 64% 67% 46% 56% 71% 74% 73% 23% 46% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (856) (478) (377) (117) (174) (333) (232) (653) (75) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Better than it really is 11% 17% 9% 7% 15% 13% 8%
Worse than it really is 24% 60% 22% 5% 68% 23% 9%
As it really is 65% 22% 69% 88% 17% 63% 84%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (856) (200) (279) (336) (154) (272) (430)

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4. Trump’s Actions
Whether or not you agree, do you feel Donald Trump is trying to...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Do the things he said in his campaign 87% 87% 86% 72% 82% 89% 94% 93% 64% 65% ⇤
Do different things from what he said
in his campaign 13% 13% 14% 28% 18% 11% 6% 7% 36% 35% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (854) (478) (376) (117) (174) (334) (229) (652) (74) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Do the things he said in his campaign 87% 78% 88% 94% 73% 86% 91%
Do different things from what he said
in his campaign 13% 22% 12% 6% 27% 14% 9%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (854) (199) (280) (334) (153) (270) (431)

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5.a. Speech Evaluation – Confrontational
In his speech tonight, did you think Donald Trump was...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes 30% 30% 31% 44% 40% 26% 23% 25% 45% 51% ⇤
No 70% 70% 69% 56% 60% 74% 77% 75% 55% 49% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (847) (475) (372) (114) (172) (331) (230) (649) (71) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes 30% 48% 30% 18% 55% 34% 19%
No 70% 52% 70% 82% 45% 66% 81%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (847) (199) (277) (333) (155) (265) (428)

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5.b Speech Evaluation – Presidential
In his speech tonight, did you think Donald Trump was...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes 82% 81% 84% 64% 75% 87% 91% 86% 77% 70% ⇤
No 18% 19% 16% 36% 25% 13% 9% 14% 23% 30% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (847) (478) (370) (114) (174) (329) (230) (649) (70) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes 82% 54% 88% 97% 47% 84% 94%
No 18% 46% 12% 3% 53% 16% 6%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (847) (198) (278) (335) (153) (267) (427)

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5.c Speech Evaluation – Forceful
In his speech tonight, did you think Donald Trump was...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes 67% 66% 68% 47% 61% 68% 81% 71% 39% 61% ⇤
No 33% 34% 32% 53% 39% 32% 19% 29% 61% 39% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (851) (479) (373) (114) (174) (332) (232) (653) (71) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes 67% 45% 71% 77% 49% 69% 72%
No 33% 55% 29% 23% 51% 31% 28%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (851) (199) (280) (335) (154) (267) (431)

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5.d Speech Evaluation – Divisive
In his speech tonight, did you think Donald Trump was...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes 39% 36% 42% 46% 47% 36% 33% 38% 33% 52% ⇤
No 61% 64% 58% 54% 53% 64% 67% 62% 67% 48% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (842) (476) (366) (114) (174) (327) (227) (643) (71) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes 39% 54% 33% 32% 61% 41% 28%
No 61% 46% 67% 68% 39% 59% 72%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (842) (199) (279) (326) (154) (263) (424)

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5.e Speech Evaluation – Unifying
In his speech tonight, did you think Donald Trump was...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes 71% 71% 70% 50% 65% 74% 81% 78% 44% 42% ⇤
No 29% 29% 30% 50% 35% 26% 19% 22% 56% 58% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (850) (479) (371) (114) (174) (331) (231) (652) (71) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes 71% 36% 73% 95% 26% 67% 90%
No 29% 64% 27% 5% 74% 33% 10%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (850) (199) (279) (334) (154) (267) (429)

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5.f Speech Evaluation – Knowledgeable
In his speech tonight, did you think Donald Trump was...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes 75% 74% 76% 53% 69% 80% 83% 79% 61% 58% ⇤
No 25% 26% 24% 47% 31% 20% 17% 21% 39% 42% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (848) (476) (372) (114) (174) (331) (229) (649) (71) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes 75% 38% 78% 97% 27% 73% 94%
No 25% 62% 22% 3% 73% 27% 6%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (848) (199) (277) (335) (154) (266) (428)

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5.g Speech Evaluation – Inspiring
In his speech tonight, did you think Donald Trump was...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes 71% 71% 71% 44% 65% 76% 82% 78% 37% 47% ⇤
No 29% 29% 29% 56% 35% 24% 18% 22% 63% 53% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (850) (479) (371) (114) (174) (331) (231) (653) (70) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes 71% 32% 75% 94% 25% 67% 90%
No 29% 68% 25% 6% 75% 33% 10%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (850) (198) (279) (336) (154) (267) (429)

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5.h Speech Evaluation – Specific
In his speech tonight, did you think Donald Trump was...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes 73% 71% 75% 59% 70% 75% 77% 75% 61% 73% ⇤
No 27% 29% 25% 41% 30% 25% 23% 25% 39% 27% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (848) (476) (372) (114) (174) (331) (229) (649) (71) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes 73% 39% 74% 91% 33% 70% 89%
No 27% 61% 26% 9% 67% 30% 11%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (848) (200) (279) (333) (154) (267) (427)

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6. Speech Effect on Optimism
Did the speech make you feel more optimistic about what the Trump Administration will do next, more pessimistic, or didn’t it change how you felt?

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
More optimistic 61% 62% 60% 41% 56% 66% 68% 67% 33% 41% ⇤
More pessimistic 12% 15% 8% 29% 16% 9% 5% 9% 31% 16% ⇤
Didn’t change my feelings 27% 23% 32% 29% 28% 25% 28% 24% 36% 43% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (854) (476) (378) (117) (171) (334) (232) (651) (75) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
More optimistic 61% 24% 65% 83% 18% 57% 79%
More pessimistic 12% 28% 13% 2% 37% 10% 4%
Didn’t change my feelings 27% 47% 22% 15% 44% 33% 17%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (854) (201) (280) (333) (155) (272) (427)

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7.a Opinion of Trump’s Plans – Illegal immigration
Based on what you heard tonight, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 70% 73% 67% 42% 65% 78% 77% 77% 43% 40% ⇤
Oppose 22% 22% 21% 45% 30% 15% 15% 18% 44% 34% ⇤
He didnt talk enough about it to say 8% 5% 12% 14% 5% 7% 9% 5% 13% 27% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (847) (474) (372) (114) (174) (330) (228) (649) (72) (86) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 70% 30% 74% 94% 23% 66% 90%
Oppose 22% 58% 19% 3% 65% 22% 6%
He didnt talk enough about it to say 8% 13% 7% 3% 12% 12% 4%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (847) (199) (279) (332) (155) (265) (426)

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7.b. Opinion of Trump’s Plans – Improving the economy
Based on what you heard tonight, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 75% 75% 76% 58% 73% 77% 83% 80% 52% 59% ⇤
Oppose 13% 16% 10% 25% 18% 11% 7% 12% 26% 15% ⇤
He didnt talk enough about it to say 12% 9% 14% 17% 9% 12% 10% 8% 22% 27% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (851) (479) (372) (114) (174) (332) (231) (652) (71) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 75% 39% 78% 95% 34% 73% 92%
Oppose 13% 35% 11% 3% 39% 10% 5%
He didnt talk enough about it to say 12% 26% 11% 2% 27% 17% 3%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (851) (199) (278) (336) (155) (266) (431)

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7.c. Opinion of Trump’s Plans – Addressing crime, law and order
Based on what you heard tonight, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 75% 75% 76% 55% 75% 79% 80% 80% 54% 60% ⇤
Oppose 15% 16% 13% 31% 19% 10% 10% 13% 24% 15% ⇤
He didnt talk enough about it to say 10% 9% 12% 14% 5% 11% 9% 7% 21% 24% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (848) (478) (370) (114) (174) (330) (230) (649) (72) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 75% 41% 78% 94% 32% 74% 92%
Oppose 15% 40% 12% 3% 48% 13% 4%
He didnt talk enough about it to say 10% 18% 10% 3% 21% 13% 4%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (848) (198) (279) (335) (153) (265) (430)

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7.d. Opinion of Trump’s Plans – Foreign policy
Based on what you heard tonight, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 66% 67% 64% 40% 63% 70% 74% 71% 39% 49% ⇤
Oppose 16% 18% 15% 36% 19% 12% 11% 14% 33% 16% ⇤
He didnt talk enough about it to say 18% 16% 21% 24% 18% 18% 15% 15% 28% 34% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (847) (474) (372) (114) (173) (328) (230) (651) (67) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 66% 28% 69% 89% 26% 57% 85%
Oppose 16% 46% 14% 2% 49% 13% 6%
He didnt talk enough about it to say 18% 26% 17% 9% 25% 29% 9%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (847) (200) (275) (334) (155) (266) (426)

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7.e Opinion of Trump’s Plans – The nation’s roads and bridges
Based on what you heard tonight, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 78% 79% 76% 58% 78% 76% 88% 83% 46% 64% ⇤
Oppose 7% 9% 5% 20% 8% 6% 2% 5% 25% 9% ⇤
He didnt talk enough about it to say 15% 13% 18% 22% 14% 17% 9% 12% 29% 26% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (849) (479) (370) (114) (173) (332) (230) (651) (71) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 78% 55% 76% 94% 57% 75% 86%
Oppose 7% 17% 8% 1% 15% 6% 5%
He didnt talk enough about it to say 15% 28% 16% 5% 27% 19% 8%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (849) (199) (279) (334) (154) (266) (429)

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7.f. Opinion of Trump’s Plans – The Budget and deficit
Based on what you heard tonight, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 65% 65% 64% 44% 63% 67% 74% 69% 47% 48% ⇤
Oppose 14% 16% 13% 29% 18% 11% 10% 13% 23% 23% ⇤
He didnt talk enough about it to say 21% 19% 23% 26% 20% 22% 17% 18% 31% 29% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (849) (478) (371) (114) (174) (331) (230) (650) (72) (88) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 65% 26% 66% 89% 21% 57% 85%
Oppose 14% 39% 12% 3% 45% 15% 4%
He didnt talk enough about it to say 21% 36% 22% 9% 34% 28% 11%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (849) (198) (279) (335) (155) (265) (430)

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7.g. Opinion of Trump’s Plans – The US Military
Based on what you heard tonight, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 75% 75% 75% 58% 69% 78% 84% 79% 59% 56% ⇤
Oppose 17% 19% 15% 35% 23% 13% 10% 16% 19% 20% ⇤
He didnt talk enough about it to say 8% 7% 10% 8% 8% 9% 7% 5% 21% 25% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (851) (479) (372) (114) (174) (333) (231) (652) (71) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 75% 40% 77% 97% 34% 73% 91%
Oppose 17% 47% 16% 1% 53% 16% 5%
He didnt talk enough about it to say 8% 14% 7% 2% 13% 12% 4%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (851) (200) (279) (335) (154) (266) (431)

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7.h Opinion of Trump’s Plans – Fighting terrorism
Based on what you heard tonight, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 74% 72% 76% 56% 71% 77% 80% 78% 44% 67% ⇤
Oppose 15% 18% 12% 31% 21% 10% 11% 13% 39% 16% ⇤
He didnt talk enough about it to say 11% 10% 12% 13% 9% 13% 9% 9% 17% 17% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (848) (478) (371) (114) (174) (332) (228) (650) (70) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 74% 40% 74% 95% 35% 72% 89%
Oppose 15% 40% 14% 3% 45% 12% 7%
He didnt talk enough about it to say 11% 21% 13% 3% 21% 16% 4%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (848) (198) (279) (334) (154) (266) (428)

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7.i. Opinion of Trump’s Plans – Dealing with Obamacare
Based on what you heard tonight, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 65% 66% 64% 47% 64% 67% 73% 72% 26% 46% ⇤
Oppose 22% 24% 19% 41% 24% 18% 17% 19% 48% 25% ⇤
He didnt talk enough about it to say 13% 10% 16% 12% 12% 15% 10% 9% 25% 29% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (845) (476) (370) (114) (170) (332) (229) (649) (68) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 65% 21% 71% 88% 24% 57% 85%
Oppose 22% 59% 18% 4% 62% 23% 7%
He didnt talk enough about it to say 13% 19% 11% 8% 14% 20% 8%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (845) (201) (274) (334) (154) (264) (428)

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7.j. Opinion of Trump’s Plans – Taxes
Based on what you heard tonight, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 64% 63% 65% 45% 64% 64% 71% 69% 34% 46% ⇤
Oppose 18% 20% 15% 40% 20% 14% 12% 15% 33% 29% ⇤
He didnt talk enough about it to say 18% 17% 20% 15% 17% 21% 17% 16% 33% 25% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (847) (477) (370) (110) (174) (332) (231) (650) (72) (86) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 64% 28% 64% 87% 25% 54% 84%
Oppose 18% 48% 15% 2% 54% 18% 5%
He didnt talk enough about it to say 18% 24% 22% 11% 22% 29% 11%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (847) (200) (279) (334) (155) (264) (428)

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7.k. Opinion of Trump’s Plans – Trade
Based on what you heard tonight, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 72% 70% 74% 55% 72% 74% 77% 76% 47% 62% ⇤
Oppose 15% 17% 12% 31% 19% 12% 8% 13% 20% 20% ⇤
He didnt talk enough about it to say 13% 13% 13% 14% 9% 14% 15% 11% 33% 17% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (851) (479) (372) (114) (174) (332) (231) (652) (72) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 72% 36% 75% 92% 36% 65% 89%
Oppose 15% 40% 12% 2% 42% 14% 6%
He didnt talk enough about it to say 13% 23% 13% 6% 22% 20% 6%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (851) (200) (279) (336) (154) (266) (431)

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8. Inherited Economy
Which do you think best describes the situation inherited by Donald Trump when he took office?

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
A bad economy 56% 55% 57% 43% 42% 62% 64% 61% 39% 36% ⇤
An improving economy 44% 45% 43% 57% 58% 38% 36% 39% 61% 64% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (856) (479) (376) (117) (174) (334) (231) (654) (73) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
A bad economy 56% 25% 62% 71% 13% 53% 74%
An improving economy 44% 75% 38% 29% 87% 47% 26%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (856) (200) (280) (336) (155) (272) (429)

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9. Budget Deficit
Do you think Donald Trump’s plans would...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Raise the budget deficit 35% 40% 28% 49% 33% 31% 34% 32% 61% 33% ⇤
Lower the budget deficit 46% 44% 49% 27% 43% 51% 52% 52% 21% 29% ⇤
Keep it the same 19% 16% 23% 25% 24% 18% 15% 16% 17% 38% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (851) (479) (372) (117) (170) (333) (230) (652) (71) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Raise the budget deficit 35% 68% 32% 19% 78% 35% 19%
Lower the budget deficit 46% 24% 44% 63% 12% 42% 62%
Keep it the same 19% 8% 24% 17% 11% 23% 20%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (851) (200) (275) (336) (155) (267) (429)

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10. Worth to Increase Budget Deficit
Are the plans still worth doing, if they do raise the deficit?
Asked of Respondents who believe the Deficit will raise

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes 42% 41% 45% 29% 48% 40% 52% 49% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
No 58% 59% 55% 71% 52% 60% 48% 51% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
(Weighted N) (293) (190) (102) (57) (56) (104) (76) (209) (43) (30) (10)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes 42% 22% 46% 75% 23% 52% 60%
No 58% 78% 54% 25% 77% 48% 40%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (293) (134) (88) (65) (119) (92) (81)

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11. Democrats’ Cooperation
From what you heard, do you think there were any policies where the Democrats could cooperate with Donald Trump, or should Democrats oppose all that you
heard tonight?
Asked of Democrats

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Democrats should cooperate on some
policies 78% 79% 78% ⇤ ⇤ 80% ⇤ 78% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
Democrats should oppose all policies 22% 21% 22% ⇤ ⇤ 20% ⇤ 22% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ 100% ⇤ 100% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
(Weighted N) (201) (113) (88) (43) (34) (79) (46) (125) (37) (29) (10)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Democrats should cooperate on some
policies 78% 78% ⇤ ⇤ 73% 85% ⇤
Democrats should oppose all policies 22% 22% ⇤ ⇤ 27% 15% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (201) (201) (0) (0) (107) (56) (38)

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12. Trump Accomplished
So far, how much do you think Donald Trump has accomplished as President in his first few weeks?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
A lot 50% 51% 50% 28% 48% 51% 64% 58% 11% 31% ⇤
Some 23% 24% 21% 30% 25% 24% 16% 23% 20% 23% ⇤
Not much 17% 18% 16% 28% 15% 17% 11% 12% 44% 26% ⇤
Nothing at all 10% 8% 13% 15% 11% 8% 9% 7% 25% 20% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (857) (479) (378) (117) (174) (334) (232) (654) (75) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
A lot 50% 16% 52% 72% 14% 41% 70%
Some 23% 22% 23% 23% 22% 26% 21%
Not much 17% 34% 18% 5% 35% 20% 8%
Nothing at all 10% 27% 7% 0% 28% 14% 1%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (857) (201) (280) (336) (155) (272) (431)

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13.a Reasons to Watch Address – I like Donald Trump
Which of these is a reason you’re watching the speech?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Big reason 44% 44% 44% 19% 39% 44% 59% 49% 22% 24% ⇤
Small reason 18% 22% 14% 23% 20% 21% 13% 20% 5% 16% ⇤
Not a reason 38% 34% 43% 58% 41% 35% 29% 31% 73% 59% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (830) (464) (366) (114) (166) (326) (224) (636) (72) (84) (38)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Big reason 44% 13% 40% 69% 11% 29% 64%
Small reason 18% 9% 23% 20% 7% 24% 19%
Not a reason 38% 78% 37% 12% 83% 47% 16%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (830) (188) (275) (327) (145) (266) (419)

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13.b Reasons to Watch Address – I’m hoping he reaches out to people like me
Which of these is a reason you’re watching the speech?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Big reason 45% 42% 49% 25% 43% 49% 53% 47% 44% 27% ⇤
Small reason 29% 31% 25% 38% 34% 28% 21% 29% 21% 35% ⇤
Not a reason 26% 26% 26% 37% 23% 23% 26% 24% 35% 38% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (833) (469) (364) (117) (168) (326) (223) (638) (74) (83) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Big reason 45% 29% 43% 58% 19% 47% 54%
Small reason 29% 34% 32% 22% 40% 30% 24%
Not a reason 26% 37% 25% 21% 41% 24% 22%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (833) (189) (275) (328) (146) (268) (418)

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13.c Reasons to Watch Address – His speeches are just entertaining
Which of these is a reason you’re watching the speech?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Big reason 28% 32% 22% 27% 37% 27% 23% 30% 20% 23% ⇤
Small reason 26% 26% 26% 34% 26% 23% 28% 28% 17% 25% ⇤
Not a reason 46% 41% 52% 40% 37% 50% 49% 42% 62% 52% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (833) (472) (361) (117) (168) (322) (226) (635) (74) (85) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Big reason 28% 19% 27% 35% 26% 31% 26%
Small reason 26% 25% 30% 25% 21% 25% 29%
Not a reason 46% 56% 43% 41% 52% 45% 44%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (833) (191) (273) (328) (149) (265) (419)

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13.d Reasons to Watch Address – I’m concerned, and want to know what’s coming next
Which of these is a reason you’re watching the speech?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Big reason 74% 71% 77% 76% 67% 72% 80% 72% 83% 85% ⇤
Small reason 16% 18% 13% 18% 17% 17% 13% 17% 10% 11% ⇤
Not a reason 10% 11% 10% 6% 16% 11% 7% 11% 7% 5% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (842) (473) (368) (117) (172) (326) (227) (645) (75) (83) (38)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Big reason 74% 90% 73% 63% 89% 80% 64%
Small reason 16% 7% 16% 22% 10% 12% 21%
Not a reason 10% 2% 11% 15% 1% 7% 15%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (842) (195) (274) (332) (153) (267) (422)

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13.e Reasons to Watch Address – If he makes a mistake, I want to see it
Which of these is a reason you’re watching the speech?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Big reason 22% 24% 19% 42% 23% 20% 14% 19% 38% 33% ⇤
Small reason 19% 19% 18% 29% 24% 15% 15% 17% 16% 33% ⇤
Not a reason 59% 56% 62% 29% 53% 65% 71% 64% 46% 34% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (828) (467) (361) (117) (168) (320) (223) (632) (74) (83) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Big reason 22% 50% 13% 12% 51% 24% 11%
Small reason 19% 24% 20% 13% 35% 22% 12%
Not a reason 59% 26% 67% 74% 15% 54% 78%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (828) (189) (271) (328) (147) (263) (417)

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13.f Reasons to Watch Address – It’s the President, I always watch
Which of these is a reason you’re watching the speech?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Big reason 37% 39% 35% 25% 31% 38% 47% 41% 22% 24% ⇤
Small reason 33% 33% 34% 36% 42% 32% 27% 33% 40% 32% ⇤
Not a reason 30% 29% 31% 39% 27% 30% 27% 26% 38% 44% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (834) (470) (364) (117) (168) (325) (224) (638) (74) (83) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Big reason 37% 30% 33% 49% 27% 33% 44%
Small reason 33% 31% 36% 29% 36% 33% 32%
Not a reason 30% 39% 31% 22% 37% 35% 24%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (834) (191) (273) (330) (148) (265) (421)

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14. Trump’s Approach in Address
Which would you prefer to hear in Donald Trump’s approach to the speech?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
He should be as outspoken as he
always is, because that’s what makes
him a different kind of president 57% 59% 55% 55% 50% 65% 54% 60% 46% 47% ⇤
He should soften his tone, because he
will be speaking to the whole country 43% 41% 45% 45% 50% 35% 46% 40% 54% 53% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (844) (471) (372) (117) (166) (332) (228) (646) (71) (87) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
He should be as outspoken as he
always is, because that’s what makes
him a different kind of president 57% 31% 64% 69% 24% 53% 72%
He should soften his tone, because he
will be speaking to the whole country 43% 69% 36% 31% 76% 47% 28%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (844) (198) (273) (333) (153) (268) (422)

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15.a Important Topics in Address – How his plans will create jobs
Is it important for you to hear these items in Donald Trump’s speech?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes, important 93% 92% 93% 84% 93% 96% 93% 94% 95% 83% ⇤
No, not really 7% 8% 7% 16% 7% 4% 7% 6% 5% 17% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (847) (473) (374) (115) (170) (333) (229) (651) (73) (84) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes, important 93% 85% 95% 96% 85% 92% 96%
No, not really 7% 15% 5% 4% 15% 8% 4%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (847) (196) (278) (336) (150) (266) (431)

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15.b Important Topics in Address – How he’ll defeat ISIS
Is it important for you to hear these items in Donald Trump’s speech?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes, important 83% 82% 85% 73% 77% 87% 88% 84% 80% 80% ⇤
No, not really 17% 18% 15% 27% 23% 13% 12% 16% 20% 20% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (840) (469) (371) (115) (167) (330) (228) (646) (73) (83) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes, important 83% 69% 81% 93% 62% 84% 90%
No, not really 17% 31% 19% 7% 38% 16% 10%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (840) (194) (278) (331) (148) (267) (425)

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15.c Important Topics in Address – Building a wall
Is it important for you to hear these items in Donald Trump’s speech?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes, important 62% 61% 63% 48% 56% 64% 69% 66% 36% 50% ⇤
No, not really 38% 39% 37% 52% 44% 36% 31% 34% 64% 50% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (838) (468) (370) (115) (166) (330) (227) (643) (73) (83) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes, important 62% 23% 69% 79% 25% 57% 78%
No, not really 38% 77% 31% 21% 75% 43% 22%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (838) (195) (273) (333) (149) (265) (424)

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15.d Important Topics in Address – That he’ll work with Congressional Democrats
Is it important for you to hear these items in Donald Trump’s speech?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes, important 70% 67% 73% 66% 79% 67% 68% 67% 81% 80% ⇤
No, not really 30% 33% 27% 34% 21% 33% 32% 33% 19% 20% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (846) (472) (374) (112) (170) (333) (231) (648) (73) (86) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes, important 70% 86% 67% 60% 84% 78% 59%
No, not really 30% 14% 33% 40% 16% 22% 41%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (846) (198) (278) (333) (153) (267) (427)

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15.e Important Topics in Address – That he’ll work with Congressional Republicans
Is it important for you to hear these items in Donald Trump’s speech?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes, important 75% 70% 80% 65% 71% 74% 84% 77% 65% 66% ⇤
No, not really 25% 30% 20% 35% 29% 26% 16% 23% 35% 34% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (845) (470) (375) (115) (170) (332) (228) (647) (73) (86) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes, important 75% 54% 75% 88% 45% 76% 84%
No, not really 25% 46% 25% 12% 55% 24% 16%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (845) (195) (278) (333) (149) (269) (427)

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15.f Important Topics in Address – That he’ll speak up for people like me
Is it important for you to hear these items in Donald Trump’s speech?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes, important 82% 81% 82% 65% 81% 86% 83% 86% 55% 71% ⇤
No, not really 18% 19% 18% 35% 19% 14% 17% 14% 45% 29% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (838) (469) (369) (113) (170) (329) (226) (642) (73) (85) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes, important 82% 72% 83% 87% 74% 81% 85%
No, not really 18% 28% 17% 13% 26% 19% 15%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (838) (194) (274) (330) (148) (265) (424)

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15.g Important Topics in Address – That he’ll reach out to people of different races and faiths
Is it important for you to hear these items in Donald Trump’s speech?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes, important 79% 75% 83% 67% 75% 81% 83% 77% 86% 81% ⇤
No, not really 21% 25% 17% 33% 25% 19% 17% 23% 14% 19% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (845) (471) (374) (115) (170) (330) (230) (643) (73) (89) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes, important 79% 83% 78% 75% 81% 81% 76%
No, not really 21% 17% 22% 25% 19% 19% 24%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (845) (198) (277) (330) (153) (267) (425)

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15.h Important Topics in Address – That he’ll do things his own way, no matter what Congress or the courts want
Is it important for you to hear these items in Donald Trump’s speech?
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes, important 41% 39% 42% 45% 44% 41% 35% 40% 35% 52% ⇤
No, not really 59% 61% 58% 55% 56% 59% 65% 60% 65% 48% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (834) (469) (365) (115) (163) (331) (226) (643) (69) (83) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes, important 41% 25% 37% 50% 25% 41% 46%
No, not really 59% 75% 63% 50% 75% 59% 54%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (834) (194) (273) (330) (148) (262) (425)

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16.a Opinion of Trump’s Plans – Illegal immigration
From what you’ve seen or heard, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 64% 66% 63% 34% 62% 71% 72% 72% 30% 41% ⇤
Oppose 27% 26% 28% 49% 31% 22% 22% 23% 39% 47% ⇤
Haven’t heard enough yet 8% 8% 9% 17% 7% 7% 6% 5% 31% 11% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (843) (473) (371) (116) (163) (332) (232) (649) (70) (85) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 64% 22% 69% 89% 16% 59% 85%
Oppose 27% 70% 21% 7% 73% 29% 10%
Haven’t heard enough yet 8% 7% 10% 4% 11% 12% 5%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (843) (199) (276) (331) (154) (264) (425)

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16.b Opinion of Trump’s Plans – Improving the economy
From what you’ve seen or heard, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 67% 68% 66% 37% 72% 70% 75% 73% 37% 56% ⇤
Oppose 13% 15% 10% 36% 14% 8% 8% 12% 9% 22% ⇤
Haven’t heard enough yet 19% 16% 23% 26% 14% 22% 17% 15% 55% 22% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (849) (475) (374) (116) (170) (332) (231) (652) (73) (86) (38)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 67% 26% 72% 90% 17% 69% 85%
Oppose 13% 37% 10% 3% 51% 10% 2%
Haven’t heard enough yet 19% 37% 18% 7% 32% 22% 14%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (849) (198) (280) (334) (154) (266) (429)

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16.c Opinion of Trump’s Plans – Addressing crime, law and order
From what you’ve seen or heard, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 65% 67% 63% 49% 65% 67% 71% 69% 45% 60% ⇤
Oppose 15% 16% 15% 34% 21% 9% 11% 14% 16% 24% ⇤
Haven’t heard enough yet 19% 17% 21% 17% 14% 23% 18% 17% 39% 16% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (845) (473) (372) (116) (167) (333) (230) (648) (73) (86) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 65% 27% 70% 86% 17% 63% 85%
Oppose 15% 45% 11% 2% 60% 11% 2%
Haven’t heard enough yet 19% 28% 19% 12% 23% 26% 13%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (845) (198) (279) (331) (154) (267) (425)

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16.d Opinion of Trump’s Plans – Handling relations with Russia
From what you’ve seen or heard, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 45% 47% 43% 30% 51% 44% 50% 50% 22% 28% ⇤
Oppose 24% 23% 25% 46% 28% 19% 17% 20% 31% 43% ⇤
Haven’t heard enough yet 31% 30% 32% 24% 22% 37% 33% 29% 47% 30% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (844) (474) (369) (115) (168) (333) (229) (645) (73) (86) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 45% 14% 47% 66% 9% 39% 62%
Oppose 24% 62% 18% 6% 73% 24% 6%
Haven’t heard enough yet 31% 25% 35% 29% 17% 37% 32%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (844) (199) (279) (329) (153) (267) (424)

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16.e Opinion of Trump’s Plans – Fighting terrorism
From what you’ve seen or heard, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 62% 64% 61% 41% 62% 67% 66% 67% 35% 53% ⇤
Oppose 16% 18% 13% 38% 21% 9% 10% 14% 16% 27% ⇤
Haven’t heard enough yet 22% 19% 26% 20% 17% 24% 23% 19% 49% 19% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (845) (472) (373) (115) (167) (332) (230) (647) (73) (86) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 62% 25% 64% 84% 21% 57% 81%
Oppose 16% 40% 15% 4% 52% 14% 4%
Haven’t heard enough yet 22% 34% 21% 13% 27% 30% 15%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (845) (198) (280) (330) (153) (266) (425)

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16.f Opinion of Trump’s Plans – Dealing with Obamacare
From what you’ve seen or heard, do you favor or oppose Donald Trump’s plans for...
Asked in the Pre-Address Survey

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Favor 55% 56% 53% 38% 59% 55% 59% 61% 20% 38% ⇤
Oppose 22% 23% 21% 42% 26% 18% 16% 18% 45% 40% ⇤
Haven’t heard enough yet 23% 21% 26% 20% 15% 27% 25% 22% 35% 22% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤
(Weighted N) (847) (474) (374) (115) (167) (333) (232) (650) (73) (86) (39)

Party ID Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Liberal Moderate Conservative
Favor 55% 20% 56% 76% 18% 49% 71%
Oppose 22% 59% 16% 5% 66% 22% 7%
Haven’t heard enough yet 23% 21% 28% 18% 16% 29% 22%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(Weighted N) (847) (199) (280) (332) (153) (267) (427)

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HOW THE POLL WAS CONDUCTED AND THE
MARGIN OF ERROR CALCULATED

February 28, 2017

The CBS News Presidential Address to Congress Survey was conducted by YouGov using a sample
of 857 U.S. adults who watched President Trump’s address on February 28, 2017. Between
February 24–28, 2017, YouGov screened a nationally representative sample of 5,638 U.S. adults
and survey participants who said they planned to watch the State of the Union were invited to a
follow-up survey at the end of President’s address. The recontact rate was 44.8%.
The baseline sample was selected from YouGov panel members to be representative of all U.S.
adults according to gender, age, race, education, and region (based on the American Community
Survey, conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census). The responding sample was then weighted
based on gender, age, race, education, party id, 2012 and 2016 Presidential vote. The weights
range from 0.14 to 6.16, with a mean of 1 and a standard deviation of 0.7.
The margin of error (a 95% confidence interval) for a sample percentage p based upon the entire
sample is approximately 2.6%. It is calculated using the formula
s
1 + CV2
pˆ ± 100 ⇥
n

where CV is the coefficient of variation of the sample weights and n is the sample size used
to compute the proportion. This is a measure of sampling error (the average of all estimates
obtained using the same sample selection and weighting procedures repeatedly). The sample
estimate should di↵er from its expected value by less than margin of error in 95 percent of
all samples. It does not reflect non-sampling errors, including potential selection bias in panel
participation or in response to a particular survey.

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